The latest MCU blockbuster, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has forever changed its aforementioned cinematic universe. Specifically, because, it actually crosses paths with two other separate film continuities. As those who’ve seen or heard anything about the film know by now, a variety of villains from both Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s Spider-Man duology appear in the movie. What’s more, previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also show up to fight them alongside Tom Holland. What’s interesting, however, is now the script for the film has been released. And it just so happens that the script for No Way Home does give names to the alternate universe versions of Spider-Man played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
As revealed by the script via Deadline, there existed its own unique way of referring to the different Peter Parker characters that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield played. In the actual film Holland, Maguire, and Garfield are simply referred to as Peter 1, Peter 2, and Peter 3. But this isn’t the case in the script. Specifically, it turns out that Tobey Maguire is referred to as the “Raimi-Verse Spider-Man/Peter Parker” and Andrew Garfield is the “Webb-Verse Spider-Man/Peter Parker.”
This is interesting and exciting for a variety of reasons. For one thing, it clarifies who these characters are within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, it also gives presumably official names for the different continuities that the film intersects with. Perhaps these universe names means we’ll see them again post-Spider-Man: No Way Home.
With the Multiverse opening up, and even Sam Raimi directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, there’s no telling just how interconnected or crazy things could be getting in the near future. At the very least, however, fans of all these different Marvel properties are no doubt going to be happy for the time being.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently playing in theaters.